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i've lived in harlem. never seen anybody dance like that. from the cnn world headquarters in atlanta, i'm don lemon. thanks for watching. this is the story of a man who swore to uphold the law. it ended in a fiery shootout after a deadly manhunt capping a reign of terror. his promise to protect had become a vow of vengeance. in the hour ahead, everything that mattered from the terror he inflicted to the inferno that consumed him. this is an ac 360 special killer cop, christopher dorner. here's randi kaye. >> reporter: it's been a terrifying two weeks for law enforcement in southern california as a lone gunman and ex-cop fuelled by anger set out
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on a killing rampage. tonight from los angeles, we bring you the story of one man who waged a deadly war of retribution and take you inside one of the largest manhunts in los angeles police history. for almost a decade, irvine, california, has been known as the safest city in america. but in early february, this l.a. suburb was the scene of after terrible double murder. a crime at the time that offered no hint of the terror to come. >> call came out at 9:10 this evening at 2100 scholarship at a parking structure. >> february 3rd, 9:10 p.m. when irvine police responded to a tip and found keith lawrence and his fiancee monica kwan. both had been shot dead in lawrence's parked car. each had been shot multiple times.
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>> we are trying to figure out what happened. >> initially police had no motive and no leads. >> they get it in to lawrence. >> lawrence was a well liked former college basketball player who had just begun a law enforcement career as a university of southern california safety officer. and kwan, the daughter of a former los angeles police captain was a beloved assistant basketball coach at cal state fullerton. >> a really bright light was put out way too soon. >> the pair's senseless killing left a community in shock, and police searching for answers. three days later, a break in the case. >> today we have identified christopher dorner as a suspect in this double homicide. dorner was an lapd officer
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through 2009 and a reservist for the united states navy. a particular interest at this point in the organization is a multipage manifesto, in which the suspect has implicated himself in the slayings. >> dorner's angry manifesto was much more than a clue. posted on facebook, it was a clear and direct threat aimed at members of the lapd who dorner claimed ended his law enforcement career. in his manifesto, dorner warned that his targets would include not only police but their family members as well. writing, quote, i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours. dorner's chilling manifesto made clear monica kwan's murder was far from random. it was kwan's father who had unsuccessfully represented dorner in a disciplinary hearing that resulted in his dismissal from the lapd four years earlier.
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>> him basically stalking miss kwan and her fiance, this was a man on a mission for revenge. >> targeted by one of their own, the los angeles police department ordered special units to provide 24-hour protection to the dozens of people named in dorner's manifesto. >> we have strong cause to believe dorner is armed and dangerous. >> this video obtained exclusively by cnn shows dorner just 12 hours after the irvine killings, apparently placing a military belt, a helmet and ammunition behind an auto parts store in san diego. >> of course he knows what he's doing, we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. it is extremely worrisome and scary, especially to the police officers involved. >> hours after that press conference with southern california police on high alert,
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at 10:30 p.m., dorner slipped into this san diego marina, boarded a boat and surprised its owner. >> he pointed a handgun at the victim who was an 81-year-old male and demanded the boat. >> dorner told the man he wanted to flee to mexico. >> the suspect then attempted to start the boat. >> but a rope became caught in the boat's propeller, delaying dorner's escape. >> at that point the suspect became frustrated, took a few small items, including cell phone and some other miscellaneous items from inside the boat, tied the victim up and left in an unknown direction. >> he didn't harm the 81-year-old man, why? i think because he wasn't a cop. >> days before the killings in irvine, surveillance cameras captured images of dorner
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purchasing scuba gear. >> you can use that against officers coming in with tear gas, was he trying to attack someone by coming up behind them, under them, on a boat? we don't know. >> just as the police had begun zeroing their attention on the scene of the failed boat theft in san diego, dorner was spotted again. this time 90 miles north. at approximately 1:24 a.m., two los angeles police officers on protective duty in corona, were flagged down by a man who had spotted dorner's truck at a nearby gas station. the police followed the truck. >> exiting the freeway, the officers made that turn to eastbound where the suspect exited the vehicle was out of the vehicle immediately with a shoulder weapon and started to shoot at the officers. the officers took cover, returned fire. >> in the resulting exchange of gunfire, one bullet grazed a responding officer's head. and their patrol car was so damaged, they couldn't chase
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dorner as he drove away. >> the suspect christopher dorner, is driving a 2005 charcoal gray nissan type pickup truck. the last license plate known -- >> although he was being hunted, dorner was not finished doing the hunting. 20 minutes after his shootout in corona, in nearby riverside, as an 11-year police officer and his trainee were stopped at a red light, dorner pulled up beside them and opened fire. veteran officer michael crane, a father of two was killed. his 27-year-old trainee was critically wounded. >> the riverside officers were cowardly ambushed. they had no opportunity to fight back, no prewarning. >> you know, i first think about dorner, words come to mind coward. vindictive. cold blooded. deadly. >> in less than a week,
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christopher dorner had killed three people, wounded two, left an entire region on edge and sparked the largest manhunt in los angeles police history. >> there was a murder and attempted murder of three law enforcement officers today. the person responsible for that is still on the street. we don't know what he's going to do. >> the race to track down the highly trained former cop had begun. and the clock was ticking. oil, my hair looks healthier than before i colored. i switched. you should too, to natural instincts. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two.
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>> he loved being a cop. he wanted to be a cop all his life. >> the chris dorner that was terrorizing california is far from the sunny upbringing of his southern california childhood. he grew up in los angeles's sprawling suburbs with his mother and sister and attending norwalk elementary school. it's here where we get dorner's first sense of being wronged. a fellow student calls him the n word on the school's playgrounded. he fights the student. then he writes, he's appalled when the principal encourages him to turn the other cheek. in high school he writes of another incident. an assistant principal lied to his mother about the theft of a watch, something dorner writes i never forgot. >> he just told me when he was in grade school, he would get picked on. >> james was dorner's college friend. dorner shared stories of his childhood bullying when they were teammates on southern utah university's football team.
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>> the one thing i remember about chris was that he was sensitive to racial issues, race relations in general. >> it made an impression on him? >> i'm sure it did. i think it would make an impression on anybody. >> aaron alfred coached dorner. a scholarship running back in southern utah. he was good in class. fit in with the team. but alfred said he stuck out in the same way alfred did. >> obviously, as a young african male coming to southern utah university there were culture shock moments. he as far as race and racism, that was something he was sensitive to. he was one to call them out on it, he wasn't going to sit back and brush it under the rug like it's okay. >> reporter: he describes dorner as a man who saw the world as black and white, right and wrong. >> one of the things i always respected about chris was the fact that he was a person of very strong convictions and a person with a lot of integrity and honesty. >> what are the code of ethics that he lived by?
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>> chris as much as anybody believes in right and wrong. if you do wrong you should be punished, you do right, you should live your life that way. >> one of the last times he saw dorner was on campus, signing up for the navy as he graduated in 2001. >> if you look at his record, there's nothing really outstanding in there. he was, it sounded like a competent navy officer. didn't rise up that far. >> the navy reserve lieutenant was good at one thing, shooting. rated a rifle marksman and a pistol expert. a skill apparent when he joined the lapd on february 7, 2005 the man who gave cnn this video did not want to be identified but talked so you could see what the lapd was up against.
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>> you look at chris, you could see he's a little bit of an expert. the way he disarms and shoots. almost no movement when he shoots the gun and then pump like nothing. >> he stood out? >> yeah, he stood out. he knew what he was doing. >> being a cop, could you tell that it was important to him? >> yeah, i think it was very important to him. >> you could see it? >> yeah. >> even during the training? >> yeah. >> i think it's a 300-pound dummy, and he does that easily. >> so this is a very strong man? >> right. >> not everything was easy for the aspiring police officer. drill instructors picked on him for his weight and slow running. >> he was always struggling, but -- i thought, maybe because he's a big guy they're picking on him. a couple times he would respond sort of aggressively. you know, he would yell back a little louder than anybody else would. he would be like yes, drill instructor. or like okay! >> dorner did not complete the police academy until the next class, because of an accidental
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discharge of his gun wounding his ha. the police suspended him for two days. the rookie cop eventually started working at the lapd harbor unit. he was working there in 2006 when ariana williams met him. >> we only dated for probably three months at the most. it was a very quick, intense romance. >> one that ended badly. williams feeling scorned, posted dorner's name and badge number on don't date him girl.com. a social networking site. williams describes verbal abuse. that dorner was super paranoid. he had a color problem, writing this man really hated himself because he's black. >> it was obviously some sort of issue for him. the racial thing. >> you did state in the post that you felt like he was almost a self-hating black man? >> well, i did as far as him identifying with himself as a black man in america. i just noticed that there were some discrepancies there, for me
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from the outside looking in. >> like dorner telling williams she was the first black girl he ever dated. williams said dorner had severe mood swings calling it good chris/bad chris. dorner filed a temporary restraining order against williams after he saw her posting. >> so this was the bad chris? >> this was the bad chris. >> the court case was eventually dismissed, soon after the military called him up for a year-long deployment. he never saw active duty. but when he came back, according to police records, he struggled to fit in once again. in 2007, dorner's training officer reports while on duty, he was crying and demanded to be taken back to the station to talk to the training unit. the next week dorner reported training officer theresa evans to the lapd for kicking a disabled man in an incident outside of a doubletree hotel. a report that would ultimately lead to his dismissal. dorner told usara about his
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problems with the lapd. last time the two men spoke. >> can you see how a man like that, if he believes he's telling the truth, that could drive him to something like this. >> there's no excuse or justification that would make what's going on now okay. but the truth is the truth. and again, i mean, i believe chris dorner's a truth teller. >> given his personality and his strong belief to tell the truth, can you see how it might cause him to have a psychotic break of some sort? >> that's got to be pretty devastating for a guy who, again, lived his life by a certain code of ethics and believed himself to be an honest man. >> the man who friends say saw the world in black and white was fired from the lapd for making false statements against his training officer. he lost every appeal to get his job back. dorner writes in his manifesto, his firing triggered severe depression.
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where would christopher dorner go? >> we're trying to find the scene. >> who would be his next target? >> an officer involved shooting. >> an entire region on edge. >> of course he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. it is extremely worrisome and scary, especially to the police officers involved. >> i think there was a level of anxiety and fear that permeated our city and the region. >> police were on high alert and on the lookout for dorner's truck. officers in torrance thought they spotted it, shots rang out. passenger and driver were injured, but instead of a cop killer, they had shot at two innocent people. >> apparently they tried to pull over, didn't pull over, and they shot at it. well, it was some people delivering newspapers.
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>> reporter: soon after just blocks away, officers fired at another truck, another mistake, this time no one was hurt. >> remember that this was almost within minutes, hours of what happened in riverside and so there was a heightened sense of apprehension and i could just tell you that there was frayed nerves. >> reporter: police were on a hair trigger response. tensions were running high. they were the targets named in dorner's manifesto. the subject line reads, last resort. it is the only explanation we'll ever hear from christopher dorner. over 11,000 words posted on his facebook page, addressed simply to america. it is pages and pages of threats, confessions and rambling opinions. and it is chilling to read. i know most of you who personally know me.
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you are saying to yourselves that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. i know i will be vilified by the lapd and the media, unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that i do not enjoy, but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the lapd and reclaim my name. the question is, what would you do to clear your name. >> you see that smiling face, that's the chris i know. and -- but at the same time, again, he's being accused of some pretty horrific crimes. >> james usera is mentioned in the manifesto as being a good friend of christopher dorner. >> at first it was shock and disbelief, this is not the chris dorner that i know. >> they were college friends usera last spoke with him in 2008 after dorner was terminated from the lapd after making false statements to a superior officer. dorner is clearly looking for vindication.
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the attacks will stop when the department states the truth about my innocence publicly. dorner writes, i will not accept any type of currency, goods in exchange for the attacks to stop, nor do i want it. i want my name back, period. there is no negotiation. chris mahandi a former lapd psychologist never treated dorner but has studied his writings for clues to his mental state. >> he was absolutely obsessed with his grievance with the police department. his sense of having been wrongly treated, wrongly terminated. and this was the thing that he lived with day in and day out. couldn't let go. >> the shooter urges the media to investigate his case. with the discovery in evidence available you will see the truth. unfortunately, i will not be alive to see my name cleared. he writes repeatedly about dying. i have nothing to lose. you cannot prevail against an enemy combatant who has no fear
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of death. dorner promises the violence of action will be high. and lists his targets by name. all members of the lapd. in essence, i've lost everything, because the lapd took my name, and knew i was innocent. your day has come. >> he thinks he's special. he's entitled, he's narcissistic, and believes he gets to act as judge, jury and executioner and strike at these people he perceives have wronged him. >> he threatens that suppressing the truth will lead to deadly consequences for you and your family. he made good on that promise when he shot and killed monica kwan and her fiancee. her father was named by dorner in an ominous threat. look your wives, husbands and surviving children directly in the face and tell them the truth as to why your children are dead. ironically, dorner also uses his manifesto to talk about gun control. even offering his views on the
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victims of virginia tech, newtown and other mass shootings. remember the innocent children he writes. make sure this never happens again. >> the fact that he's talking about other incidents like newtown, for example, and innocent victims yet then he's choosing to target innocent victims who he's labelled as not innocent because they're part of the body that has wronged him, this is hypocrisy. >> whether his claims are valid or not, dorner's tone in the manifesto is unwavering, he's on a crusade to purge the lapd of corruption. he writes, no one grows up and wants to be a cop killer. it's against everything i ever was. as a young police explorer, i found my calling in life, but as a young police officer i found that the violent suspects on the street are not the only people you have to watch. though most of the rant is devoted to his anger at the lapd, dorner also bizarrely offers his opinions on politics,
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celebrities and pop culture. and even discusses the first lady's haircut. off the record, i love your new bangs, mrs. obama. he writes a woman whose professional and educational accomplishments are second to none when compared to recent first wives. >> all of a sudden he starts talking about these various hollywood people, the president of the united states. and this is his way of conveying, i'm an important person now, because i've done these outrageous things, it's elevated me into a position of notoriety. >> mohandie says narcissism led dorner to reach out to cnn's anderson cooper, who received a package from dorner in the mail. details of that bizarre package next. everyone has their own way of doing things. at university of phoenix we know learning is no different.
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in southern california, an autopsy shows a single bullet to >> president package was bizarre. >> my assistant opened it. inside, there was a hand labelled dvd accompanied by a yellow post-it note saying i never lied, in reference to his
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2008 dismissal from the lapd. >> dorner was fired from the department after accusing his training officer of kicking a disabled man. >> also in the package, as i mentioned, a coin wrapped in duct tape. the tape baring a handwritten subscription, thanks but no thanks. another shot nicked off the top of that. >> after learning of its contents, anderson's assistant notified cnn security who alerted chief bratton he said he gave the coins to a lot of officers but says he doesn't understand the meaning of dorner, but he doesn't question the firing. >> quite clearly in his mind, i was among those responsible for his problems, his dismissal from the department.
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and clearly i was. i was the chief of the police. i fired him, and i have no regrets about that. >> was the package dorner sent to anderson a cry for justice in the court of public opinion where the legal system has failed him? in the manifesto, he writes, the lapd hasn't changed since the days of rodney king, it's gotten worse. dorner picks at an old painful scab in los angeles, the lapd and its troubled history with the black community. ♪ >> radio free compton, los angeles, long beach and englewood. today we're talking about christopher dorner, the lapd. >> i believe what he's doing really is no different than what our ancestors would have done and did do in fighting to get free. >> it's not that people don't have a right to be angry, it's what you do about the anger. >> it's awful that we have to buy into that. >> the debate isn't limited to talk radio. across the web, a small but
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vocal show of support. facebook pages like these. call this disgusting say critics, but much of it is tinged with the sense of injustice dating back decades, from the watts riots of 1965 to the 1991 rodney king beating and the rampart scandal of the late '90s. >> lapd's relationship with the black community could only be described as a state of war. >> connie rice sued the department for years before joining it to change the police force from the inside. >> i know the history well, i represented over 1200 african-american and other minority officers and we've been doing battle, hand-to-hand combat with lapd to get lapd to change. >> rice says that battle is paying off, today minorities make up more than half its force. something that was unthinkable years ago, l.a.'s police chief charlie beck reopening the investigation into dorner's
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firing. he did it while his officers continued the manhunt. >> i hear the ghosts of past of the los angeles police department. i hear that people think maybe there is something to what he says. i want to put that to rest. if there is anything to what he says, we will deal with it, and we will deal with it in a public way. >> he's not opening because of the accusations or the musings of someone who's a multiple murderer now. he's doing it because he wants to ensure that the public knows that the los angeles police department is fair and transparent and he wants to go through everything and have a fresh set of eyes look at the entire investigation now. >> let's not merge the past with today. and let's separate out the possibility that mr. dorner has raised legitimate issues from the complete illegitimacy and obscenity of what he's done.
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christopher dorner's shooting spree had put his former law enforcement
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colleagues on notice. police were scrambling to provide protection for dozens of targets. waiting nervously for dorner's next move. dorner had already shot and killed three people and wounded two others. but there were still no leads on his whereabouts. then a discovery suddenly shifted focus to the other side of the state. >> we're just learning that a burned out truck near big bear lake, about 100 miles east of los angeles belongs to christopher jordan dorner. >> guns were found in the truck, and footprints in the snow. >> i can tell you we did find some tracks around the vehicle, but they did not lead to the suspect. >> they brought in canine units to try to get a scent and apparently they couldn't get a scent. >> we are continuing the door-to-door search in the immediate area. we have air resources, depending on the weather it will depend whether they continue flying tonight. there's about 125 law enforcement officers in this general area tracking as well as doing the door to door searching. >> in addition to the weather, the desperate search was complicated by vast and difficult terrain. investigators discover two links
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to dorner in the snowy mountains, one was land owned by his mother. >> it is an undeveloped piece of property. >> the other according to this federal arrest affidavit, was residential property not far from the burnt out truck. it had a connection to a known associate of dorner. but the fugitive was nowhere to be found. the affidavit also revealed a detective found dorner's wallet and identification cards near the u.s./mexico border and recent descriptions of someone matching dorner's description attempting to flee from mexico. not far from the border, a moment of hope. a possible dorner sighting, but that phoned in tip turned out to be a hoax, another deadend. >> somebody says, hey, i sighted dorner here, i sighted dorner there, you have to run those leading out.
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you have to make sure you dot all the eyes and cross all the t's, because you have a cold blooded killer out there. >> by now the relentless investigation had reached las vegas where dorner's house was searched. day three and la palma became another stop on the manhunt to search the home of dorner's mother. >> they're going to check out his friends, his family, acquaint enss, anybody at all who he may have had contact with in the last year, to find out, okay, have you had any contact with this guy? has he been using any kind of credit cards, atm card? has he been texting, twittering, on facebook, e-mails? >> day four, still no sign. big bear continued to be ground zero in the hunt for christopher dorner. that evening the los angeles police department announced a new investigative strategy, a joint task force.
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>> inside our task force are officers from the los angeles police department, the irvine police department, riverside police department, the fbi, the u.s. marshalls service and other allied law enforcement agencies throughout southern california and throughout the region. >> day five, sunday, dorner remained on the loose. >> every day that dorner is loose the likelihood of an attack on either a uniformed police officer or a family of a police officer is likely. >> southern california remained gripped by fear and uncertainty. a home improvement store was evacuated in l.a. after the mere mention of a dorner sighting. the los angeles police were founding themselves spread too thin between the ongoing manhunt and extra security at the grammy awards. they announced that low priority radio calls might go unanswered.
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>> it was a tremendous strain on resources. remember, that we had to protect the 50 people that were targeted, protect their families as well. we were on a tactical alert for virtually most of that time. but i said to the chief, and we both agreed, don't spare any expense. >> the mayor turned to the citizens of los angeles to help catch a killer. >> leaders from throughout the region, including read leaders from businesses and unions, government, law enforcement and community groups came together to pull resources and protect our core value of public safety. collectively, this group that by my office is posting a reward of $1 million for information that will lead to mr. dorner's capture.
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>> the public responded, tips came flooding in. now numbering more than 1,000. >> the investigation will prioritize those clues based on the information we receive. and those clues will be followed up on immediately. as leads were followed up, the hunt moved into day 6 and then day 7. dozens of l.a. police department families feared to be targets of dorner were still under 24 hour protection. the heavily armed killer was out there somewhere, still in hiding, but not for long. he would soon be heading into a deadly stand-off. [ male announcer ] southwest airlines is committed to our relationships in the african-american community. and we're showcasing the work our employees do. like karen. [ karen ] what's so special about our relationship is they're passionate. through southwest airlines, the learning continues outside of the classroom. educating young people for black history month is so important. it's not just a month. it's all year 'round.
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not far from where dorner had abandoned his burned out truck, jim and karen reynolds walked into their cabin and into christopher dorner's hideout. he tied them up. >> once he got us bound, he went out to the bathroom and came back with a couple wash cloths and put them in our mouths. >> dorner stole their vehicle and made his way down highway 38. as he made his escape, karen
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reynolds, hands still tied searched for her phone. >> he left my cell phone right there, i sat down and was able to scoot around and work with it and call 911. >> dorner didn't have time to get far. two california fish and wildlife wardens spotted dorner driving. >> they were approaching two buses. they passed the two buses and they noticed tucked in behind the bus was the suspect vehicle. >> dorner sped up, apparently lost control and crashed his car, and then fled on foot, escaping yet again. a camp ranger was the next person to encounter the elusive killer. >> i noticed some movement in the trees off to the left side,
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and before i could even process that, i saw mr. dorner coming out of the snow at me with a rifle planted at my head. i stopped, put my truck in park put my hands up. he said, i don't want to hurt you, get out, take your dog and start walking up the road. >> what happened next? >> that's exactly what i did. i started walking up the road. i got up the road a little ways, ten, 15 seconds later i heard a round of gunshots. >> it was dorner shooting at fish and wildlife officers. one bullet came within inches of a warden's head. that warden returned fire, 20 rounds. dorner sped away. soon he was forced to abandon heltebrake's truck and ran toward a cabin.
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police quickly surrounded it. they finally cornered their target but the showdown was just beginning. a local cbs reporter captured the scene when dorner opened fire on san bernardino sheriff's deputies. >> shots fired. and then the words no officer wants to hear. >> officer down, officer down. >> officer down. >> medics in the air. >> officer down. >> one deputy was wounded, another killed. >> it was horrifying to listen to that firefight and to hear those words "officer down" is the most gut-wrenching experience that you can have as a police officer. >> dorner had barricaded himself inside the cabin.
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>> now you have a stand-off at the cabin, they say they have him pinned down. what does that mean? >> was anyone else inside? anyone else in danger? and what else was in dorner's arsenal. >> we don't know, but a short time later we see smoke coming from the cabin, later we see heavy fire. >> ready on the number four side, we have fire in the front. he may come out the back. >> we have ammo, explosives. fully engulfed. >> number two and four, fully engulfed. >> san bernardino sheriff's department went in with armored personnel vehicles that had the capability of going in and tearing down walls. >> demolition, fire and a single shot from inside the cabin. >> which was a much different sounding shot from the shots we had been -- when he had been shooting at us. >> the cabin was destroyed, the
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charred remains of christopher dorner identified. >> the information that we have right now seems to indicate that the wound that took christopher dorner's life was self-inflicted. >> the ordeal was over. but as the smoke cleared, questions lingered whether the police set the cabin ablaze on purpose. >> i've been talking to some of my former colleagues who are still active in law enforcement, and we're all wondering, why did they throw burners into an occupied building? were they doing it to drive him out? were they doing it to burn the house down around him? we don't know. these are all questions that need to be asked. >> i can tell that you it was not on purpose, we did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get mr. dorner out. the tear gas canisters that we used does generate a lot of heat, we introduced those canisters into the residence and
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a fire erupted. >> there are also questions about why authorities couldn't find dorner when he had been hiding right under their noses. the cabin where he was holed up was just across the street from one sheriff's command center, and only two miles from another. as the showdown ended there were no celebrations. as thoughts turned to grieving families. but i really did not realize the sheer scale of this, and how many people are touched by his life. >> sadness that four lives were taken. but relief that christopher dorner's reign of terror has finally ended.

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